Jalen Green is one of the top prospects of the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard wants to be compared to the Lakers and NBA legend Kobe Bryant, according to his high-school coach.
Bryant finished his legendary career with 18 All-Star selections, five NBA titles and was ultimately inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after his tragic passing.
“He’s always said he wants to be No. 1,” said Green’s high school coach Brad Roznovosky. “He wants to be compared to Kobe. If you asked Jalen today, he can tell you that you’re crazy if you don’t take him No. 1.”
Jalen Green absolutely lit up the NBA G League Ignite Program as he averaged a superb 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. He did it on great shooting splits too, as he shot 46.1% from the field and 36.5% from three.
However, to even reach Kobe Bryant’s level, he will have to prove himself in the biggest stage. NBA is a different beast, and the promising guard has a lot of work to before even reach to the point to compare him with Bryant.